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  1. Problems & Issues
    Recently my cat on 04 Element was stolen so I've just replaced the the exhaust from cat to tail pipe but after replacing it when the car would warm up at idle the rpms would begin to hunt up and down. My father in law said it was probably the IACV and purchased one for me and I replaced the old...
  2. General Honda Element Discussion
    I'm on the San Francisco Peninsula. I searched the forums here for advice on a cat shield. Thanks to all who recommended Aerogenics, with the promo code ericthecarguy. Easy order, affordable, arrived in two days. When I picked up the car, my mechanic commented that it was a good, quality piece...
  3. Problems & Issues
    Hi Group! So we were gifted an 03 Element from a family member for our new teenage driver. We have the car all of 36 hours and some 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬 tries to steal the catalytic converter. They made a huge cut in the exhaust pipe and cut into the o2 sensor. Here's my question.... are there any fluid...
  4. Problems & Issues
    I have tried to read through all of the threads on this topic. So far I've seen these comments: 1) "I had air craft cable welded down and to the frame and they even cut through that." (single cable, multi-stranded) 2) "Ive only seen one case where the cage got cut through. And that cage is...
  5. Problems & Issues
    04 Element, 190k miles on it, ran the computer and P2646 came up So my cat and sensors were stolen a few weeks ago, since then it has replaced them with after market parts, anyway, just the other day the engine light comes on and it chugs the way I expected it to. Cant rev past 3k RPM, I know...
  6. General Honda Element Discussion
    Hey Y'all. New member here, trying to figure out the best way to determine if my catalytic converter is actually bad. It's for my '09, with only 73k miles, so I was surprised to hear my mechanic say I needed a new one when I pulled a P0420 code. He ran a diagnostic but I don't trust it or the...
  7. Problems & Issues
    Hey everyone, Has anyone here changed their catalytic converter themselves with one of the bolt on replacements (with the cat and pipe that runs from the exhaust manifold all the way to the muffler pipe). If yes I'm wondering if you had to remove the exhaust manifold's heat shield?? One of the...
  8. Problems & Issues
    Hello: My sister purchased a 2005 Honda Element in 04-2019. This body of this Element is in very good shape and the vehicle runs well. There is approx. 175,000 on the odometer. My sister is thankful and fortunate to have found this vehicle. During the early morning hours of Friday...
  9. Problems & Issues
    Hey Y'all. New member here, trying to figure out the best way to go with a new cat for my '09. With only 73k miles, I was surprised to hear my mechanic say I needed a new one so when I pulled a P0420 code I had a diagnostic done. He's recommending a new cat, and, including diagnostic and labor...
  10. Problems & Issues
    Just had my cat converter stolen. Cleanly cut behind the sensor. Since the shop wants to replace the cat and back, are there any mods I should consider? I’d love more horsepower or less cabin noise. Would other Honda / Acura models have parts that would be considered an upgrade?
  11. Problems & Issues
    I need to get a new catalytic converter and I’m definitely not gonna pay $3200 for the Honda one. I’m thinking about buying the $260 one on Rockauto. 1: Will this cheap cat be so inefficient that it throws codes? 2: Will running a cheap cat mess with air-fuel ratios or will the ECM compensate...
  12. Problems & Issues
    The sound of my E changed so much. I asked for OEM but got A/M. Any idea why my exhaust system replacement sounds (and smells) so bad?
  13. Problems & Issues
    Hi all! I have a 2006 element and my engine light has been going off and on. Pulled a code 0420 from my friends code reader and then a shop confirmed. They are quoting at least $1k. I've got about 154k miles. Engine light came on about 6 months ago and pulled 0420, then went off so I didn't do...
  14. Problems & Issues
    I am thinking of going with the Universal because it needs welding which will indicate to the next thief that it is not worth stealing whereas they may not be able to tell an OEM from a Direct-fit. Any opinions?
  15. Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    Hey all- I just bought a 2008 EX yesterday and only now discovered I now have a target for catalytic converter theft. I have good insurance, but I’m seeing some people have had their cat ripped out multiple times. The one I bought had its car converter ripped out on the lot, and the dealer...
  16. Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    Hello, I just got my E back from the dealership after my catalytic converter got stolen and also had to replace the oxygen sensors because they were destroyed (almost $3800). This is the second time in the last 2 years. I asked nearby mechanics to help me search for parts to protect the CC...
  17. Problems & Issues
    I've had a 2008 Element for less than a year and I just got my Catalytic Converter stolen. Upon doing research, I've found that the Honda Element is one of the most targeted vehicles on the market that gets its cat. conv. stolen. I've looked online at devices like the CatClamp, CatLoc etc...
  18. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Two weeks ago I purchased a 2005 Element EX as a winter daily driver. Overnight the Catalytic Converter was stolen from the vehicle. Unfortunately the resonator and muffler section was cut making a like new factory repair more difficult without replacing that section. My question #1. If I opted...
  19. Problems & Issues
    Hello all. I am trying to get to the bottom of a p0420 code that appeared after i installed a new downstream oxygen sensor. I am sure i'm going to have to replace a my cat as i had previously had misfires that have now been solved. My bigger concern though are my O2 Sensors and the voltage they...
  20. Maintenance and Service
    My 2006 Element has about 220,000 miles on it, still getting between 20-23 mpg and the engine itself is as strong as ever. However just got home from a tour around Texas and my check engine light has come on. Codes P0420: Catalyst Efficiency below Threshold (Bank1) - I believe there is a...
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